This 3-ingredient Smashed potato recipe is super easy to make and just requires a few simple steps, but its flavors are really out of this world. Learn how to make perfect smashed potatoes every time!
Blackened Garlic Sauce
Blackened Garlic is an incredibly easy alternative to black garlic (yes, there’s a difference!). Rather than having to ferment whole heads of garlic for several weeks (to make black garlic), you simply fry the garlic until it is burnt. Everyone can make this and it will help them elevate their dishes to new heights. For this recipe, you could totally stop at the Blackened Garlic Oil level and toss the potatoes in that, but what makes the Blackened Garlic Sauce incredibly rich and creamy is the addition of whipped black bean brine. If you’re familiar with aquafaba (whipped chickpea brine), black bean brine is essentially the same thing. The difference is that you can’t get stiff-peak meringue with black bean brine; black bean brine still foams up well when whipped though.
Perfect Smashed Potatoes Every Time
There are seriously no tricks. Simply follow the steps and you will get perfect smashed potatoes every time! One thing to caution: Press gently when smashing the potatoes as you do not want them to be too flat. Another thing is to smash the potatoes while they are still hot — you will find the smashing process much easier and effortless.